Orellana Province Map
Getting to Coca from Quito:
If your journey starts in Quito, there are two ways to reach the city of Coca (Francisco de Orellana).
By air: Airlines offer regular flights, we recommend taking the earliest flight (7:40 am), or fly to Coca in the afternoon of the day before the tour. The price for a round trip flight is around $200, but varies depending on the airline and existing promotions.
By bus: We recommend Transportes Baños or Transportes Esmeraldas. Direct buses (via the Loreto road) leave from the Quitumbe terminal in the south of Quito. Ticket prices are about USD 14 each way, and the ride takes 6-7 hours. We recommend purchasing your tickets a few days prior to your departure for Coca, both companies have offices in the Mariscal district of Quito.
We can help purchase your bus or flight tickets, just let us know when you arrange your tour.
On the first day of your tour, we depart Coca for Mandari Panga at about 9 AM. Our staff will pick you up from the bus terminal, airport, or your hotel (if you stayed in Coca overnight). If you arrive earlier, a visit to the archeological museum in Coca is highly recommended, https://macco.ec
On the last day of your tour you’ll be back in Coca by around noon. If you are taking a flight back to Quito please be sure to book a departure after 1 PM. If you will return to Quito by bus, we’ll drop you off at the bus terminal, there’s usually no problem purchasing your return ticket the same day.
By Sageo – Own work, Public Domain
THE LOCATION OF YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
Mandari Panga Camp is one of the two tourist facilities actually within the National Park, our location sets us apart from nearly all other Amazon lodges. About an hour by motorized canoe from the center of the Mandari Panga community, our campsite in nearly untouched rainforest along the Tiputini River is totally isolated from other lodges and communities offering peace and tranquility unmatched by any other lodge. Indeed, few humans have ever explored this part of the Amazon.